June 30, 2011

UK grinds to a hault as half a million march against govt cuts



RT

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Staying Human



Al Jazeera

Moby - Be The One

Netanyahu: Israel has every right to stop Gaza flotilla

Activists say Israel is responsible for 'attempted murder' for allegedly sabotaging propeller shaft of an Irish ship, forcing it to pull out of the voyage.

Israel is fully entitled to try to stop an upcoming flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel's naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday. Read more.

Haaretz

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Israel also sabotaged Irish ship, say Gaza flotilla organizers - Haaretz
Activists say second Gaza-flotilla sabotaged - Al Jazeera

UK activists sail solidarity flotilla down Thames (video) - Press TV
Mini Gaza Flotilla in Dutch canals (video) - FreePalestineNL

Watch: Palestinians await the Gaza flotilla

Gaza residents say the hope the current attempt of pro-Palestinian activists to breach the blockade will bring international attention to their situation.



A year after the first pro-Palestinian flotilla attempted to breach the blockade on the Gaza Strip, civilians in the coastal territory say that life has improved, but is still far from normal. Read more.

Haaretz

Chavez shown on TV with Fidel Castro

As the guessing game over the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues, Cuban state television has shown photographs and footage of him meeting former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

The report says the encounter took place in the morning and the two longtime friends "reminisced about the past" in the company of family members. Read more + video.

CNTV

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Venezuela zegt regionale top af (video) - NOS

June 29, 2011

We're Still Here, We Never Left!



This is a documentary created by members of Revolutionary Autonomous Communities and community members of Westlake/Pico Union. 

This is a people account of what really happen May 1st 2007 on MacArthur Park, when the LAPD's Metro unit attacked a peaceful march and rally of community members, activist, labor organizers, the corporate media, ETC.

No profits were made on this film and all the footage and Music belongs to it's original owners. So please post and share this film for the world to see, because we will never let this be swept under the rug.

With Music by Rebels To The Grain and many other L.A. based musicians.

For more into check out
revolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.com/
iliveidieiorganize.blogspot.com

Bob Marley - Rebel Music

'Greece can't implement austerity pack'



The Greek parliament has voted in favor of new austerity measures, paving the way for fresh bailout loans at the risk of plunging the country into deeper recession.

Press TV

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Bailout Battlefield: Greeks fight against foreign fiscal take-over (video) - RT

- Griekenland stemt in met bezuinigingsplan (video) - NU
- Griekenland akkoord met bezuinigingen (video) - NOS

France confirms arming Libyan rebels

Military spokesman says June air drops in Nafusa Mountains, south of Tripoli, contained assault rifles and machine guns.

The French military has confirmed that it air dropped weapons in June to Libyan rebels fighting in the highlands south of the capital. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Fransen dropten wapens boven Libië - NOS

Tahrir Square clashes



Al Jazeera

June 28, 2011

'Athens police worse than anything we've seen before'



RT

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- Athens Chaos: Video of riots, flames & violence in Greece (video) - RT
- Greek leader 'dead man walking', Greek bailout 'collective punishment' (video) - RT

Boze Grieken beginnen met 48-uursstaking (video) - NOS

'ICC backing Western warmongers'

Stop the War Coalition (SWC) says the International Criminal Court (ICC) is backing NATO warmongers by issuing arrest warrant only for Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Gaddafi, his son Seif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi on Monday. Read more.

Press TV

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NATO tries to kill Gaddafi: US Gen. - Press TV
'NATO drops uranium bombs on Libya' - Press TV

No justice for Native Americans



June 26 is a day of remembrance for many Native Americans across the States, but despite their honoring of a hero, Leonard Peltier, their Day of Anguish is rarely reported.

Over 30 years since entering prison for the murder of two FBI agents, Leonard Peltier remains behind bars. Members of foreign parliaments and even Mother Teresa herself referred to Peltier as a political prisoner that suffered an unfair trial. With former witnesses saying they were arm-twisted by agencies to testify against the Native American, why does Peltier still stay behind bars? Read more.

RT

Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation

Athens riots video: New round of clashes, stones & tear gas in Greece



Troubled Greece is being crippled by a huge nationwide strike. Hundreds of thousands of workers are protesting ahead of a parliamentary vote on a harsh set of tax hikes and spending cuts.

28 billion euro worth of cuts are needed before the EU agrees to hand Greece another cash bailout. It's considered to be the country's last resort to avoid becoming the first Eurozone nation to default. But both the cuts, and the high-interest bailout, are deeply unpopular.

RT

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Greek police fire tear gas as protest turns violent (video) - BBC
Thousands of Greek Workers Protest Austerity - Prensa Latina

Italy: Clashes Injure About 30 in Turin

Rome, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between police and demonstrators in Turin left about 30 injured on both sides and many arrests, following a protest of the construction of a high-speed rail line.

Antiriot forces launched tear gas at 500 members of No Tav pacifist movement, which set up highway barricades to prevent construction equipment and police from entering the area. Read more.

Engdahl: Libya intervention absurd, NATO criminal



For more on attempts by the International criminal court to prosecute Colonel Gaddafi RT is joined by William Engdahl, author of Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order.

RT

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Loss of Innocents: What's left of Libya after NATO (video) - RT
UN: revolutionaries have upper hand in Libya (video) - Press TV
Russian group calls for end to NATO aggression in Libya (video) - Press TV

June 27, 2011

China slams NATO action in Libya

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has warned against NATO's military action in Libya, calling for a peaceful political solution instead.

After talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, Wen said China supported efforts towards a peaceful solution for Libya and the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi, the Associated Press reported. Read more.

Press TV

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ICC issues arrest warrant for Libya's Gaddafi - Xinhua

'Eurozone on verge of economic collapse'

Billionaire George Soros says Europe's debt crisis has brought the eurozone to the brink of an "economic collapse" and inevitably some of its members will leave the union.

"There's no arrangement for any countries leaving the euro, which in current circumstances is probably inevitable," Soros said at a panel discussion in Vienna, Austria on Sunday, Bloomberg reported. Read more.

Press TV

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George Soros Is Hedged Out - Bloomberg

Athene maakt zich op voor 48-urenstaking

De Griekse vakbonden roepen op tot een algemene 48-urenstaking op dinsdag en woensdag. Alle sociale krachten zullen van de partij zijn, weliswaar in gespreide slagorde.

De inzet is de parlementaire stemming over het Middelange Termijn Plan, een reeks verregaande besparingen en privatiseringen. Deze worden door de Troika (Europese Commissie, ECB en IMF) als voorwaarde gesteld voor het toekennen van de volgende schijf (en daaropvolgende schijven) leningen. Lees hier verder.

De Wereld Morgen

Gaddafi agrees to stay out of peace talks, AU says

AFP - African leaders welcomed Sunday Moamer Kadhafi's decision to stay out of negotiations to end Libya's four-month conflict, as battles raged between the regime and rebels near Tripoli.

Multiple rocket and heavy machine gunfire was heard on the plains below the rebel enclave in the Nafusa Mountains, southwest of Tripoli. Rebel commanders said the fighting centered on Bir al-Ghanam, a strategic point on the road to the Libyan capital. Read more.

Moroccans rally for and against reforms

Thousands of demonstrators in Morocco have taken to the streets to demonstrate both for and against constitutional reforms proposed by King Mohammed VI.

The protests came just a week prior to a July 1 referendum on a new constitution proposed by the despotic ruler, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. Lees hier verder.

Press TV

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Thousands protest for and against new constitution proposals (video) - France 24
Marokko Protest gegen die verfassung Casablanca (video) - YouTube
Manifestation devant Ambassade Marocaine - Paris (video) - YouTube

Israel continues dismantling West Bank barrier after 4-year delay

Four years ago Supreme Court ruling called to remove the fence from the area, which denies land to residents of the West Bank village.

Israel continued repositioning part of its contested barrier in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, four years after a court ruled it should be re-routed to give Palestinians greater access to farmland. Read more.

Haaretz           

June 26, 2011

Palestinians officially decide to seek UN recognition for statehood in September

PA leadership says move will help renew peace negotiations, stresses Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement to be completed.

The Palestinian Authority officially announced Sunday its intention to turn to the United Nations in September in an effort to attain recognition of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. Read more.

Haaretz

Israel warns foreign journalists: Joining Gaza flotilla is illegal

Letter from head of Israel's Government Press Office warns that taking part in convoy of boats sailing to Gaza could result in being barred from Israel for 10 years.

Israel's Government Press Office issued a letter Sunday to foreign journalists, warning them that participating in the upcoming flotilla sailing to Gaza is illegal under Israeli law, and could result in anyone who joins the convoy being barred from Israel for up to 10 years. Read more.

Haaretz

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Ireland FM warns Israel against violent interception of Gaza flotilla - Haaretz
Israel, US declare war on flotilla - Press TV
French ship sets sail to join Flotilla 2 - Press TV

Hoe wordt naar schaliegas geboord?



Het bedrijf dat plannen heeft om in de Brabantse bodem te gaan boren, is op dit moment actief in de buurt van het Noord-Engelse Blackpool. Bram Schilham ging kijken hoe dit boren in zijn werk gaat.

NOS

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GASLAND - Trailer
The Fracking Song (video) - RT

Webster Tarpley - The Elite's Plan for Global Extermination


Playlist, 55 min. - Parts

Victory or Death in Athens



It has been a month since Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), where the Greek Parliament sits, turned into a site of public protest against the government.

­It’s crowded as if it were a busy afternoon, despite the late hours – although the local citizens assure me that tonight there are much fewer people than usual. Read more.

RT

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'Big waves of unrest to engulf Greece' (video) - Press TV

June 25, 2011

Gaddafi - Our Best Enemy

American in Tripoli: First Hand Account



Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, who spent some time in Libya, shares his views on what's really going on in the country and why the mainstream media deliberately misinforms the public about real goals of NATO.

RT

'NATO airstrike kills 15 Libyan civilians'

NATO warplanes have dropped bombs on the strategically important town of Brega, claiming the lives of at least 15 Libyan civilians, reports say.

Libyan state television said that at least 15 civilians were killed in the airstrike on the outskirts of Brega on Saturday. Read more.

Press TV

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- NATO denies killing civilians in Libya strike - Al Jazeera

Will 'illegal war' sink Obama's career?



The US Congress has refused to grant President Obama authority to continue the military campaign in Libya.

But the very same lawmakers have turned down a motion to cut funding for the American action in the country. The votes are being seen as largely symbolic, as the White House says it doesn't need Congressional approval for the mission. RT's Gayane Chichakyan has more from Washington. The head of the U.S. Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner, says President Obama is staking his political career on the war in Libya.

RT

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- House protests over US role in Libya (video) - Al Jazeera

De revolutie-professionals


De revolutie-professionals from Observer1964 on Vimeo.

Een Oostenrijkse tv-documentaire die aannemelijk maakt dat de 'spontane' democratische revoluties die we de afgelopen 10 jaar in allerlei landen op de wereld hebben zien gebeuren , -hoewel geweldloos, in werkelijkheid met heel veel geld vanuit de VS georganiseerde 'producties' (en zachte staatsgrepen) zijn, en dat ze weliswaar de installatie van een democratisch bewind tot doel hebben, maar dan wel een dat vooral ook de Westerse commerciële belangen dient.

Vertaald door Eheu.
Ondertiteling: Observer 1964

Twee nucleaire centrales VS kampen met overstroming

Het water uit de overstroomde Missouri-rivier zorgt in de Amerikaanse staat Nebraska voor problemen rond twee nucleaire centrales. De autoriteiten zeggen de twee kerncentrales te hebben beveiligd tegen het vloedwater.

Bij de centrale van Fort Calhoun, ten noorden van Omaha, staat op delen van het complex van de centrale een laag water van zestig centimeter. Lees hier verder.


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June 24, 2011

House rejects authorizing US role in Libya

The House of Representatives in a scathing rebuke to President Barack Obama has rejected a resolution authorizing US military action in Libya for one year.

War-fatigued American lawmakers defeated the measure on Friday with 295 votes against and only 123 votes in its favor, AFP reported. Read more.

Debt talks implode



On Capitol Hill, Congressman Eric Cantor and Senator Jon Kyl - both Republicans - walked out of meeting about raising the debt ceiling.

Republicans have said since day one that tax hikes are off the table and talks of an increase this week led to the lawmakers leaving through the door. Vice President Biden has been meeting with lawmakers hoping to reach a deal by next week to raise the 14.3 trillion dollar debt ceiling before the Treasury department runs out of money. If Congress doesn't act by August 2 default could occur, which in turn would have crushing effects on the US economy and markets around the globe.

Courtney Comstock, the editor of the Business Insider, joins RT's Kristine Frazao to talk about what that means for the US debt.

RT

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America's wars taking toll on economy (video) - Press TV
US approves $547bn military budget - Press TV

EU calls for more cuts in Greece



Press TV

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- EU pledges second aid package for Greece - Al Jazeera
EU leaders pass Greece rescue package - Press TV

RIP Euro, 1999-2011: Poisoned chalice for Greeks amid rage & anger



The Euro is dead and burried.... quite literally according to sceptics, who've held a mock funeral for the ailing single currency in Brussels.

They argue that attempts to bailout Greece are too little, too late, and Athen's economic failure will leave the Eurozone dream in tatters. EU members are currently pressing the Greek authorities to tighten its purse strings once again, if it is to receive yet more bailout money to keep it afloat. The government will vote on a proposed 28-billion euro budget cut over five years, next week. RT has exclusively visited Euro's funeral.

RT

‘Wie zich met je gezondheid bemoeit, wil verdienen'

#GezondVerstand

IJdele deskundigen, inhalige farmaceuten, sensatiebeluste journalisten. Arts/epidemioloog Luc Bonneux waarschuwt voor de gevaren die de moderne, gezonde mens bedreigen.

De gezondheid van de moderne westerse mens wordt voor een groot deel bepaald door zijn genen, en door de gewoonten, goed en slecht, die hij van thuis heeft meegekregen. Lees hier verder.

De Pers

June 23, 2011

Volksvergadering op Schumanplein eindigt met traangas

Tweehonderdvijftig mensen hielden woensdag op het Schumanplein een volksvergadering aan de vooravond van de stemming in het Europees parlement over de 'economic governance'. Het internationaal gezelschap ging met elkaar in debat over de koers van de Europese Unie. Toen de groep na de vergadering naar de Europese Commissie trok vuurde de politie traangas op hen af.

De oproep voor de vergadering gebeurde via mail en Facebook. Ook de Stockholmgroep die eerder de Shame-betoging organiseerde, had voor de vergadering opgeroepen. Lees hier verder.

De Wereld Morgen

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Belgium: Police Suppress Strikers with Tear Gas - Prensa Latina

The Revolution Has Begun In Europe

June 22, 2011

Metamorphosis


Ayahuasca, DMT, Melanin/Carbon, Dark Matter Experiences...

Ayahuasca is a amazon rain-forest psychedelic drink that uses a maoi to uptake DMT through ingestion. Structurally, DMT is analogous to the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT), the hormone melatonin, and other psychedelic tryptamines, such as 5-MeO-DMT, bufotenin, and psilocin and is our connection to the other 99% of reality that we cannot see..

Dmt is naturally made in the human body and the highest amounts are in the pineal gland.. Read more.

NATO Planes Bomb West Libya

Tripoli, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization  stepped up its air raids against western Libya, after attacking two  civilian checkpoints in Khoms and the town of Nalut, and losing an  unmanned helicopter near Zlitan.

NATO planes and helicopters increased their incursions in support  backing the armed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, according to JANA  news agency and Al Jamahiriya state television. Read more.

Prensa Latina

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Libya deaths trigger rift over NATO campaign - Al Jazeera

Schulden-crisis naar nieuwe fase (en verzet ook)

Urenlang zond CNN gisteren (dinsdagavond 21 juni) live uit hoe het Griekse parlement stemde over een motie van wan/vertrouwen voor de regering. Split screen waren tegelijkertijd beelden te zien van tienduizenden mensen die voor het parlement eisten dat de regering (en wat dat betreft: ook de parlementsleden) naar huis zouden vertrekken. CNN suggereerde dat de stemming bepalend zou zijn voor 'iedereen op de wereld' en dat de gevolgen verschrikkelijk zouden zijn als de regering zou vallen. Daardoor zou de hele wereldeconomie dieper in de crisis getrokken kunnen worden.

Hoewel de hysterische berichtgeving tamelijk over de top was, is die wel kenmerkend voor de grote mate van instabiliteit die de economie - juist in de voorheen rijke landen - bezit. Lees hier verder.

Global Info

Banken hebben 109 miljard in schuldenlanden

DEN HAAG - Nederlandse banken hebben voor 109 miljard euro aan leningen openstaan in Ierland, Portugal, Spanje en Italië, en de Nederlandse verzekeraars en pensioenfondsen voor ''enkele tientallen miljarden'' euro's.

Dat schrijft minister Jan Kees de Jager (Financiën) aan de Tweede Kamer. Lees hier verder.

Iran Today: 30 US spies arrested in Iran


Part 2

On May 21, 2011 Iran broke up a spy network that it says was linked to the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Thirty people were arrested in this operation inside Iran and the intelligence ministry says it has proofs that all these operatives worked for the CIA.

Press TV

China calls for cease-fire, political solution to Libya crisis

China is calling for a cease-fire and a political solution to the ongoing crisis in Libya. It comes as the Executive Chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council, Mahmoud Jibril, arrives in China for talks with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.

Jibril chairs the NTC's executive board, an umbrella organization for rebel groups trying to unseat Libya's longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Read more + video.


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Default Deferred: Greeks rise up against bailout 'dictatorship'



The Greek government has narrowly won a key vote of confidence, allowing the Prime Minister to continue his fight for more cuts. 

Parliament now has to decide whether to impose austerity measures worth billions of Euro, in order to secure a second EU bailout, a lifeline for the country's paralysed economy. But as Sara Firth reports, people on the streets aren't sharing the government's vision...

RT

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Greek government survives confidence vote - BBC
Euro - a 'collapsing prison' for Greece and Co.? (video) - RT

Cuba urges Iran help against capitalism

Cuban President Raul Castro has called for expansion of relations between Iran and Cuba in the face of “the capitalist world.”

“Iran has a special place among revolutionary nations and countries,” said Castro during a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, IRNA reported on Wednesday. Read more.

June 21, 2011

NATO Intensifies Air Raids on Libyan Civilian Targets

Tripoli, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) As NATO attacked Libyan Army targets on Tuesday, the government accused it of carrying out selective air raids on civilian objectives, killing 19 people in the last 24 hours. NATO warplanes on Tuesday struck western regions of the country, where armed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi held back the Western-backed rebel offensive.

State television reports said the air raids also reached parts of Tripoli, but the sites, magnitude of the damage and possible victims were not specified. Read more.

Prensa Latina

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Libya says NATO strike kills 19 civilians (video) - Al Jazeera
NATO defends raids on Libyan civilians - Press TV
Extremely graphic footage: Libyan children killed by NATO bombs (video) - RT


Greek debt tragedy: 'Slow agonizing death of the Euro'



The Greek Prime Minister is facing a crucial confidence vote in parliament. It will determine whether he'll be able to secure another injection of cash from the EU, and save the country from plunging into deeper crisis.

On Monday, EU finance ministers piled further pressure on Greece. They gave Athens two weeks to pass fresh budget cuts and tax increases, conditions that must be met to secure a previously agreed installment of twelve billion euro. MEP William Dartmouth, whose UK Independence Party wants Britain out of the EU, says the uncertainty over the next payment for Greece, is understandable.

RT

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Greek government faces crucial vote of confidence (video) - France 24
Greece govt. faces confidence vote - Press TV
Greece: Athens faces moment of truth, EU's Barroso says - BBC
Riot police circle Greek parliament in case of protests (video) - BBC

Frequency of Genius - Trailer

June 20, 2011

Fort Calhoun nuclear



Much of the mainstream media has passed by the case of a nuclear plant in Nebraska that suffered from a fire two weeks ago.

Officials there say it was extinguished in about 20 minutes, but now there is cause for a new concern - water in the river is rising and specialists believe it could pose a whole new problem. There has been an ongoing no-fly zone there as well, but the officials say it has nothing to do with potential radiation, yet the public remains skeptic.

Tyson Slocum, director of the Public Citizen's Energy Program, explains whether Americans should be suspicious about the nuke plant.

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US heading toward nuclear disaster - RT

Vakbond Marokko boycot referendum

Eén van de grootste vakbonden van Marokko boycot een landelijk referendum over politieke hervormingen. De CDT roept vakbondsleden op om niet naar de stembus te gaan.

Koning Mohammed kondigde vrijdag aan dat hij een deel van zijn macht wil afstaan aan het parlement. Lees hier verder.

NOS

Scottish nationalists looking independence in the “ayes”


German village gets completely energy-independent



Press TV

Making a Killing: UK war-wallet bomb-doors open



With civilian casualties in Libya mounting and no end in sight, those paying for the intervention might be stumping up more than they bargained for.

The UK has announced that its taxpayers might see one point six billion dollars of their hard-earned cash diverted to fund the intervention. And, as RT's Laura Emmett reports, there's little patience left among an already disillusioned public.

RT

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'NATO at war with Libyan population' (video) - Press TV

UK anti-war campaigner dies



For 10 years Brian Haw conducted probably the most remarkable peace protest in the world in one of the most famous places on the planet, Parliament Square in London.

In that time he became the face of the anti-war movement, having dedicated his life to opposing US and British foreign policy.

Press TV

Monarchy loyalists attack democracy activists in Rabat

Demonstrators loyal to King Mohammed VI attacked democracy activists with eggs and bottles in the Moroccan capital of Rabat Sunday, during dual rallies both for and against the king's proposed reforms.

Demonstrators loyal to King Mohammed VI attacked democracy activists with eggs and bottles in the Moroccan capital of Rabat Sunday, during dual rallies both for and against the king's proposed reforms. Read more + video. 

June 19, 2011

US approves $547bn military budget

The Armed Services Committee of the US Senate has increased the Pentagon's 2012 budget by USD15 billion in the face of calls for federal spending reductions.

The amount represents a USD 6 billion panel cut from the Pentagon base request of USD 553 billion, according to a summary released by the panel on Friday. Read more.

Papandreu Warns against Consequences of Bankruptcy in Greece

Athens, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Yorgos Papandreu warned Sunday against the consequences of an possible "disordered bankruptcy" for the credibility of Greece and its banks.

Papandreu asked the parliament to support his unpopular plan of additional budget cuts, after warning that the country was at a critical crossroads and bankruptcy would cause a catastrophe. Read more.

Ben Bernanke: Public Enemy #1 -- Mr. Big Shot


"Mr. Big Shot" by Pilot Rai / David DeGraw

IMF: Is it time to end US & European domination?


Part 2

Press TV

Gaza flotilla organizers disappointed by Turkish group's decision to cancel ship

Flotilla organizers hold urgent consultations following IHH announcement that Mavi Marmara won't sail to Gaza; five to eight ships expected to take part in flotilla later this month.

Organizers of the flotilla that is set to sail for the Gaza Strip later this month expressed disappointment over the weekend that the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) will not take an active role in the convoy. Read more.


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French rally to support Flotilla 2 (video) - Press TV

Spain's 'indignant' gather in Madrid for new protest

Thousands of people began gathering outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Sunday in a new protest against rampant unemployment and biting austerity measures.

"The banks and the governments that caused this situation must know that we do not agree with the measures and the budget cuts, that we intend to be heard," the movement known as the "indignant" said in its call for further nationwide protests. Read more.


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Spain swept by nationwide protest (video) - Press TV
Tens of thousands march against Euro Pact in Spain - Reuters

Germany slams NATO mission in Libya

Germany's Defense Minister Thomas de Maziere has criticized NATO's controversial military operation in Libya and lack of foresight when it comes to intervening in the North African country. 

“When you start something you should know how long you can keep it,” Maziere was quoted by as saying in an interview with the Hamburg-based weekly news magazine Der Spiegel on Saturday. Read more.

'This can't be justified': 7 civilians die in NATO friendly fire RussiaToday



At least seven civilians in Libya have been killed by a NATO airstrike which hit a residential area overnight.

Earlier, the Alliance confirmed it had mistakenly attacked rebel forces, but the number killed in that friendly-fire attack is not known. In the middle of the night, Tripoli's Souk al-Juma district was woken up by a blast, when a bomb, or several bombs, landed in this residential area. Several three-story buildings have been destroyed as a result.

According to initial reports, four families -- 12 to 14 people -- resided there, and at least seven inhabitants have been killed, while some are still missing.

RT

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Libya: Nato probes 'civilian deaths' in Tripoli attack (video) - BBC
Nato raid kills five civilians, Libyan officials say - BBC

Libië: burgers dood bij aanval NAVO (video) - NOS
NAVO geeft burgerdoden in Libië toe - NU
NAVO geeft burgerdoden Tripoli toe - NOS

NAVO erkent: verzet Libië per ongeluk bestookt - Volkskrant

June 18, 2011

Greeks renew anti-government protests

Thousands of union members in Greece pour into the streets of the capital, Athens, to renew their protests against the government's austerity measures and deterioration of debt crisis.

"People should have no illusions ... (the government) and creditors will sit together to skin the Greek people alive," the Greek Communist party secretary Aleka Papariga said, the Associated Press reported. Read more.

Press TV

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- '2nd bailout won't fix Greece economy' (video) - Press TV

Stop The Machine!




October 2011.org

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- The October 2011 Coalition Pledge (video) - YouTube
- People's Protest: DC's Freedom Plaza on October 6th (video) - YouTube

Radiation spike halts Fukushima clean-up



Operator of Japan's stricken nuclear power unable to remove pools of radioactive water at risk of spilling into the sea.

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has suspended an operation to clean up radioactive water only hours after it had begun as radiation levels rose faster than expected. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Radiation sends water cleaners running from Fukushima (video) - RT

Level 4 Emergency: Fort Calhoun, Nebraska Nuclear Plant Flooded

June 14, 2011

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Libya: Barack Obama 'overruled top legal advice'

Barack Obama overruled the advice of administration lawyers in deciding the US could continue participating in the Libya conflict without congressional approval, The New York Times reports.

The White House insists the president did not need congressional approval to authorise US support for Nato's mission, because the military campaign is limited in scope. Read more.

Deadly E. coli was engineered?



The deadly E.coli outbreak in Germany has claimed nearly 40 lives and has already been named the world's largest. The World Health Organization says the infection is spreading to European countries,Canada and even to the US. 

But unfortunately the source of the outbreak may be a scientist. We are still trying to figure out the evolution of that deadly strain, but the uncertainty has lead to a lot of questions. Mike Adams, health ranger and editor in chief of naturalnews.com, explains.

RT

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Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities - Natural News
Food wars: How European health authorities are using the e.coli scare to wage economic warfare against vegetable farmers - Natural News
German authority detectes first human spreading of E. coli - Xinhua

Protests called against Morocco reform plan



Morocco's youth-based February 20 Movement has called for nationwide protests against constitutional changes proposed by King Mohammed VI.

The king outlined curbs to his wide political powers in an address to the nation on Friday and pledged to build a constitutional monarchy with a democratic parliament. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Movement plans protests as King fails to win over youth (video) - France 24
Nieuw protest gepland in Marokko - NOS

June 17, 2011

MSM agent provocateur attacks RT



In a vociferous attack on RT correspondent Laura Emmett , The Times columnist Oliver Kamm rants at the channel for daring to question the legitimacy and aims of the continued assault by NATO on Libya.

Kamm a vocal proponent of a neoconservative interventionist foreign policy supported and continues to support the war in Iraq, supported the re-election of George W Bush, supports the rendition of terrorist suspects and whole heartally approves of the war on Libya.

During the BBC outburst, the Murdoch hack makes clear what he does not support: a variety of channels airing opinions that do not coincide with his own and the political elite he supports.

RT

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NATO Choppers Land in Libya, Rebels Injured

Tripoli, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) NATO injured 16 Libyan rebels during a disorganized bombing near Ajdabiyah (east) as French helicopter gunships landed in Benghazi.

The NATO aircraft attacked rebel positions near the village of Amreer Gabs, 30 kilomerts (about 18.6 miles) northwest of Ajdabiyah, and once more bombed the capital, rebel spokesman Farag Al-Moghraby said on Friday. Read more.

Prensa Latina

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NATO attacks help rebels in western Libya (video) - Al Jazeera

- Gaddafi gaat het redden - De Pers
'NAVO zal niet winnen in Libië' - NU

Obama 'ignore' button: Congress has a say?



The U.S. President is under fire from Congress over the military campaign in Libya, which is continuing despite not having the approval of lawmakers. Barack Obama has rejected accusations that the law is being broken, arguing that America is only playing a supporting role through NATO, which makes it legal. RT's Gayane Chichakyan has more.

NATO's warplanes have targeted the Libyan capital in more daytime raids.But the very credibility of the campaign could be fatally damaged, if Congress forces Barack Obama to abandon operations. Author David Swanson says the problem is that there's political confusion over exactly what's happening in Libya.

RT

Spaanse staatsschuld boven EU-norm

MADIRD - De Spaanse staatsschuld is in het eerste kwartaal van dit jaar uitgekomen boven de norm die de EU daarvoor heeft gesteld. Dat blijkt uit de jongste cijfers van de Spaanse centrale bank.

De staatsschuld bedraagt nu ruim 679 miljard euro, het hoogste niveau in 13 jaar, en ligt daarmee op 63,6 procent van het bruto binnenlands product (bbp). Lees hier verder.

NU

June 16, 2011

19 Junio 2011 R/Evolution has begun


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CIA hacked

Only days after releasing data maliciously obtained from the US Senate’s online server, hacking group LulzSec is now taking credit for bringing the CIA’s website down on Wednesday.

LulzSec claims it used a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against CIA.gov, which rendered the site inaccessible to the public for much of the day. Attacks such as this aren’t necessarily traditional hacks where information is lifted, but rather uses repetitive floods on a given domain to the point where a site malfunctions. Read more.

RT

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Gaddafi son offers Libya elections

Air strikes continue to pound Tripoli as Saif al-Islam - wanted for war crimes - says his father is ready for elections.

A son of Muammar Gaddafi has announced that his father is willing to hold elections and step aside if he loses, an offer which could test the unity of the Western alliance trying to force the Libyan leader out. Read more.


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Denen bestoken Libië met Nederlandse bommen

DEN HAAG - Denemarken koopt Nederlandse bommen voor F-16-gevechtsvliegtuigen om daarmee gronddoelen in Libië te kunnen bestoken.

Over een à twee weken worden de eerste bommen opgehaald, zei plaatsvervangend commandant der strijdkrachten Wim Nagtegaal donderdagavond tijdens een militaire briefing in de Tweede Kamer over de NAVO-missie in Libië. Lees hier verder.

NU

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NATO urges less reliance on US arms - Press TV

June 15, 2011

Red Moon Rising: Rare lunar eclipse seen around the world



On June 15, the full moon will turn a deep red for most of the planet - when the longest lunar eclipse in a decade will take place.

RT

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Tens of thousands of Australians protest govt. policy

Congress defunds Libyan war

Obama’s war in Libya just got a little harder to fund. The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to halt financing of American operation in Libya, adopting an amendment to a military appropriations bill by a vote of 248 to 163.

Speaker of the House John Boehner has spoken out against President Barack Obama, marking the second incident today where Congress has condemned Obama’s actions regarding US military operations in Libya. Read more.


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"Indignados" protesteren in Barcelona

In Barcelona protesteren studenten tegen de aangekondigde bezuinigingen. Catalaanse parlementariërs stemmen vandaag over de bezuinigingsplannen; zij willen de uitgaven met zo'n 10 procent drukken.

Rondom het parlementsgebouw was het zo onrustig dat sommige parlementariërs per helikopter naar hun werkplek werden gebracht. Lees hier verder.

NOS

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Greeks protest against rescue, call for jobs



Greek police have fired tear gas at protestors attempting to block off access to the parliament in Athens, as over 20,000 angry demonstrators tried to prevent MPs from voting on new austerity measures needed to secure more bailout cash.

European finance chiefs are hammering out the details of this rescue plan at the moment, trying to prevent the first sovereign default in the European Union. Read more.

Sri Lanka's Killing Fields



A special investigation by Channel 4 featuring devastating new evidence of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka is screened at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, as pressure mounts for action.

The documentary is an hour-long investigation into the final weeks of the bloody Sri Lankan civil war and features damning new evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Channel 4

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Israel loots Gaza's natural reserves



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June 14, 2011

Fluoride: The Hard to Swallow Truth



This short documentary looks at the initial theories behind the effectiveness of fluoride and where it originated.

It goes on to show the lack of science behind the use of Fluoride and reveals Fluoride as a toxic waste substance that is being pumped into our drinking water. The documentary will conclude by delivering the "hard to swallow truth" of fluoride which pertains to why it is actually used.

Greek unions plan 24-hour strike

Greece's ports, banks, government offices and hospitals will be shut down as part of a 24-hour nationwide strike by the country's two biggest labor unions.

Beginning the strike at dawn on Wednesday, ADEDY, the largest public-sector union, and the General Confederation of Labor, or GSEE, the biggest private-sector union, have called the third general strike of the year against Prime Minister George Papandreou's budget cuts and asset sales. Read more.

1 000s protest in Moroccan capital

Casablanca - Thousands marched through Morocco's largest city on Sunday calling for greater democracy and an end to corruption even as the king prepares to unveil new constitutional amendments to address calls for reform.

There was only a light police presence blocking off traffic as about 6 000 protesters flowed through the wide streets of downtown Casablanca chanting slogans against the government. Past demonstrations had been violently dispersed. Read more.

World Revolution Not Seen on TV - Rallies Around the World for Freedom and Love

De schaduwzijde van het microkrediet

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Hij won er de Nobelprijs voor de Vrede voor in 2006, Mohammed Yunus de bedenker van het microkrediet. Ruim 30 jaar geleden bedacht hij dat het een goed idee zou zijn om de meest arme mensen ter wereld kleine bedragen te lenen. 

Dit zouden zij dan kunnen investeren in bijvoorbeeld een winkel, landbouwgrond of vee. Met het geld dat ze hierdoor verdienen kunnen ze hun schuld terugbetalen en voortaan op eigen benen staan. "Een geweldig idee" zo stelden regeringsleiders, opinieleiders en beroemdheden. Maar loopt het project in de praktijk even goed als in theorie? Vanavond in EenVandaag: de schaduwzijde van het microkrediet. Lees hier verder.

A99 OpESR Communication #2: Ctrl+Alt+Bernanke


In this new video release, "as a first step," Anonymous has called for public protests beginning on June 14th, continuing "until Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down."

To make their case, they have presented a list of recent scandalous Federal Reserve actions.

'NATO bombs civilians!' - Cynthia McKinney from Tripoli with truth



Former US congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney told RT she went to Libya because she wanted to know the truth.

RT

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NATO attacks ordinary Libyans at petrol pump (video) - RT
US war on Libya about oil: report - Press TV

'Libische rebellenraad te snel erkend' - NU
Chavez: VS actie tegen Libië toont “imperiale waanzin” - Zaplog
'NAVO bombardeert Centraal-Libië' - NU

June 13, 2011

Israel to consider legalization of drugs

A special committee has been tasked with studying the prospect of legalizing 'soft drugs' in Israel as traditional methods of fighting drugs continue to fail.

Following a major rise in the number of drug addicts amongst the Israeli population, several members of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) have called for the formation of a special anti-drug committee to consider legalizing the possession and use of soft narcotics. Read more.

Libyan rebel fighters suffer losses

Germany's endorsement of opposition council tempered by news of at least 25 deaths near the eastern city of Brega.

Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have killed at least 25 anti-government fighters on the frontline between Ajdabiya and Brega in eastern Libya, according to rebel sources. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Libyan Rebels Recognize Setback in Brega Despite NATO Support - Prensa Latina
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Germany officially recognizes Libya’s rebel council (video) - RT
'US ruling elites silent about Libya war' (video) - Press TV
Libya: Illusion of momentum as Nato campaign drags on - BBC
Clinton Tries to Put Africa at Odds with Gaddafi - Prensa Latina

Shell in Nigeria declares force majeure after pipeline fires

AFP - Shell in Nigeria on Monday warned it may not be able to meet its contractual obligations for June and July on its Bonny Light crude, after multiple pipeline fires and leaks blamed on sabotage.

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant said it declared a "force majeure on Bonny Light loadings for June and July... as a result of production cutbacks caused by leaks and fires which occurred last week on the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP)." Read more.

Burzynski - The Movie

Dertig jaar AIDS-oplichting

“Deze week maakte de secretaris-generaal van de Verenigde Naties Ban Ki-moon bekend dat met 4 miljard dollar het aantal aids-doden tot 2020 kan worden gehalveerd. Sterker nog, als alle betrokkenen de handen ‘als nooit tevoren’ ineenslaan, kan aids vóór 2020 naar de geschiedenisboeken worden verwezen, zei hij. Kan dat echt? Voor nrc.next zochten NRC-redacteuren Wim Köhler en Bruno Braak het uit.”

Zo start een artikel in de NRC next deze week. Lees hier verder + video.

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